St George’s School for Girls, Edinburgh ran an event for their Primary 5 class and ESME were asked if they would like to put up a display to support the event. These events aim to bring all sorts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) activities together.
A total of 48 pupils visited the display. Robert gave them a brief introduction into how a steam engine works, including a sauce pan with a lid to represent the myth of James Watt discovering steam power! Peter had his steam locomotive operating on a ‘rolling road’ which gave the pupils a view of experiencing the steam locomotive in action (they just loved the operating the whistle). Jeremy was operating his traction engine around the car park giving rides which demonstrated the power of the steam locomotive.
The pupils and teachers enjoyed the display and ESME felt that this was an event worth supporting as we are actively encouraging people to come along to the Almondell Heritage Centre and Museum to experience first hand the diverse opportunities to get involved with miniature engineering and environmental conservation.
“All of the staff and girls were all very positive about the day, and the experience that they had with your engines. It certainly generated interest amongst other areas of the school, and many have asked why they couldn’t have been involved too -so there may well be scope for a return visit!” Mark Ashmore, BSc, PGDE, PGDip Head of Faculty of Science